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with the terror attack rocks afghanistan, should the u.s. rethink the drawdown plan? we get on the ground assessment from those on the ground in foreign policy, senator joe lieberman and lindsey graham. what do the fundraising numbers tell us about the presidential field. we ask the sunday panel, which candid gaits are making a move -- candidates are making a move and which are stalled. on this fourth of july weekend, actor gary sinise tells us how he wants to help the veterans and the wounded warriors. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again, from fox news in washington. as the nation celebrates the fourth of july holiday weekend. it's getting to be crunch time in the capital in the high-stakes battle over increasing the debt ceiling. here to discuss where the negotiations stand is a member of the senate republican leadership, john cornyn. welcome back to sunday sunday. >> good morning. >> on friday, the treasury department reiterated what it told us. august 2 is the date we exhaust the borrowing authority under the current debt ceiling re cap what the president had to say this w
entered tack pan from afghanistan. authorities say the video appears to be real. the bbc received cell phone video showing the bodies being found. ? in afghanistan the general handed over command of the afghanistan war to his successor. it'll be john allen's task to guide force as they prepare to hand off security control to afghanistan forces by the end of 2014. >>> the hand off happened hours after a top alli of the afghanistan president was gunned down a member of the parl," ament was also killed. just last week the president's half brother was killed. the taliban is claiming responsibility. >> the pleasant hill's association said it's rejecting the contract offer. according to the union the city's last offer called for employees to pay 10% of their health care premium and 4% of their retirement. currently they pay $55 a month for family medical coverage. the current contract will expire at the end of the month. >>> tonight the city council will consider guidelines for the use of cell phone, that prompted by the fear that use could be linked to damage to the brain. the guidelines w
relocated to safer areas. >>> general david petraeus handed over forces in afghanistan today to general john allen. petraeus steps down after one year in charge of 140,000 international troops in the country. he's retiring from the army to become director of the cia. he will see the draw down of u.s. forces that started earlier this month. >>> under scoring the continued violence in afghanistan while the hand over ceremony was taking place in kabul. three native troops were killed. nato did not identify the nationalities of the troops killed. most of the troops in the east are american. >>> police near san diego are investigating two deaths at the mansion of a pharmaceutical ceo. six-year-old mack died yesterday almost a week after falling down the stairs of the mansion of his father. two days after the boy's fall, jonas' girlfriend was found dead hanging nude from a balcony with her hands and feet bound. they have not ruled out suicide in the girlfriend's death and have not found a connection between the two. neighbors are concerned. >> it's a surprise absolutely. we think of ourselves as a
home from afghanistan and shared what independence day means to him. >>> an escort for a u.s. marine. riley walter, his hometown street filled with family and friends. in the driveway a hand shape and a hug from dad. >> probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> reporter: and a long awaited kiss from his high school sweetheart. >> it was one of the greatest feelings, just being home. i'm just really glad to be home. >> reporter: riley welter comes home on a holiday weekend when the nation is said to celebrate the red, white and blue. and this young 19-year-old man knows even more now the importance of independence day. >> it makes me more proud, it love serving this country, our great nation. we were doing great things over there. >> your service, our freedom. >> reporter: patriot writer penat is a veteran himself with a son of his own in the service. >> we need to celebrate more as far as old glory, the red white and blue. god bless america, you are here in the land of the free. because of the brave. >> lance corporal walter served seven months in afghanistan, second batallion.
. patrick lost his right hand when the grenade exploded. even after that, he returned to afghanistan to serve his eighth tour of duty with a robotic right hand. >>> pg & e answers to anger on how it might defend the san bruno explosion. >>> if you owe more on your home than you currently pay, you might be eligible for help. >>> and american idol contestants right here in the bay area tonight. we'll take you to the show in a little less than eight minutes. and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all. ♪ i want to sell more tea cups. ♪ i need help selling bread. ♪ i want to sell more crabs. [ male announcer ] you know where you want to take your business. i want to design more buildings. [ male announcer ] in here, small business solutions from at&t can get you there. starting with the at&t all for less package -- just $70 per month, voice plus broadband. it's the at&t network. helping you do what you do... even better. and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything.
serve as a hub for material going to and from afghanistan. despite president obama's decision to speed up american troop withdrawal from afghanistan, there are no plans to close the base. >> president obama say some will drawdown, but there will be troops in afghanistan and for the foreseeable future we're here supporting efforts in afghanistan. >>> well, the secret service has a pilot -- says a pilot accidentally steered his small plane into the restricted airspace near camp david. president obama was at a heavally-guarded retreat yesterday afternoon when an f- 15 fighter jet intercepted that plane. authorities tried to contact the pilot via radio, but he didn't respond. the pilot was met by law enforcement when he landed at a maryland airport. the secret service has a philadelphia police officer to thank for finding a missing presidential seal. the seal, like this one seen here, fall off the presidential limousine during a visit to philadelphia last week turns out the seals are not painted on, but rather magnetic stickers. the secret service retraced the motorcade's route, but could
. he was serving in afghanistan. >>> hello, everybody! happy fourth of july. >> and it was an old fashioned fourth of july that white house. president obama and first lady michelle obama hosted military families for a bbq. the president gave a shout out to all the branches of the u.s. armed forces. >> you represent the latest in a long line of heroes who served our country with honor and made incredible sacrifices. >> the first couple shook hands and pose for photographs. >>> the sights and sounds of patriotism filled the bay today. [ music playing ] >> thousands of people watched the parade in danville this morning, the parade features captain sully sullivan, who in 2009 made a crash landing in the hudson river. the kids loved the fourth of july. >> we have been here last couple of years. lots of fun. >> it's remarkable we are all together here. great for the community to pull together. >> many veterans also marched in the parade, he appreciated the community support of the troops. >> at 5:30, the special meaning for one bay area serviceman. >>> exxon mobil in -- some of the oil
area marine back on the front lines of afghanistan. his story and more straight ahead. completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> hospital patients have enough to worry about without wondering if their young doctor got sleep. after decades of concern there are some new rules for some but not all. here is more. >> reporter: julia, this all starts today. i read through this 19 page directive. major pains a-- it could impact hospitals, medical residents ap patients. california pacific medical center, she's a medical year resident. >> sometimes you get a little bit of sleep, there's definitely nights where you don't. >> reporter: starting today new rules are taking effect nationwide. first year residents can only work 16 hours in a row instead of 30 hours. they must have at least eight hours off between shifts. it's prompted by public concern over sleep depravation and safety. >> we've done this with airline p
in afghanistan. >>> long lines as fans await the final harry potter film. why some adventure lovers got to see the film before tonight's opening. >>> a fallen soldier arrived home in the bay area today to be laid to rest. nick amper iii died last week in afghanistan. >> reporter: the body of nicanor amper was flown with a full military ceremony. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th enmy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says he wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the riders, amper iii i was taken to the mortuary. the state lowered flags this past tuesday once the governor's office was notified of his death. >> it's not like there's thousands of soldiers going down, you know. my son, i mean he's like the one. and they can't get that one right. >> reporter: we informed the governor's office abou
and making workers invest more into their retirement. >>> in afghanistan, a precision air strike today killed a leader of a militant network that's believed responsible for this week's attack on the intercontinental hotel in kabul. the hacani network has ties to the taliban and al-qaida and is now one of the biggest threats to civility in afghanistan. 20 people died in the hotel siege including all nine militants. >>> right now checks are made every hour at schools in japan. many japanese continue to be concerned about radiation levels from the plant despite assurances from the government that exposure levels are within acceptable limits. >>> san francisco city attorney says a november ballot measure that would you law circumcision of children is unconstitutional. jewish and muslim leaders have denounced the proposed circumcision ban. >>> smokers who receive five text messages a day encouraging them not to smoke were twice as likely to quit. 10.7% remained smoke free six months later, more than double the rate of those who never received cell phone reminders. the cdc says it usually takes sev
to be caylee's daughter. >>> general petraeus is scheduled to hand over command in afghanistan to marine lieutenant john allen. after 3 years in the military, general petraeus is retiring to take a civilian job as cia director. as for afghanistan, he warns of intense fighting the next 15 months before 33,000 us troops are scheduled to leave the country. >>> in other news of the world tonight from libya there was fierce fighting between rebels and moammar gaddafi forces near the eastern city of port brega. gaddafi forces have placed hundreds ever land mines along the route approaching the town. at least ten rebels were killed fighting today. since last thursday at least 100 have been wounded, many by those land mines. >>> from east africa, calls for help as the world health organization or who, says more than 10 million people are in desperate need of food assistance. who says a drought affecting ethiopia, somalia and kenya is the worst drought to ravage the area in 60 years and a thousand people aday are streaming into refugee camps. save the children says in the effected area in kenna,
. sara's new husband will return from afghanistan in december. she said she's looking forward to celebrating their wedding in person. >> and we wish them well well -- we wish them well. >> she has that new bride glow. >> yes, she does. >>> sal, are you watching the bridges? >> maureen, what would you know about that new bride glow? [ laughter ] >>> good morning. yes we're seeing traffic in all of the usual spots. let's go outside. it's highway 4, it will be slow in antioch and also slow at the toll plaza, include the bay bridge where you will see slow traffic from about 10 to 15 miles an hour. the traffic will be slow. this is a look at interstate 880 right here in front of the coliseum. the traffic is nice if you are trying to catch a flight at oakland international. it shouldn't an big problem for you at 880. look at 280. it's not all that great. we thought we might see summer vacation light. but it's not happening now. >> sal, sunshine already for some. the fog yesterday was everywhere. today is kind of just -- about half of the coverage. there's still plenty of areas with
afghanistan today. nato has not identified the nationality of the troops killed. >>> and there are conflicting reports on the medical health of moammar gadhafi. he's scheduled to stand trial in august. his attorney says says mubarak is in the -- his attorney says mubarak is in a coma. >>> later this morning, president obama will announce his nomination to headed -- to head the consumer financial watchdog agency created in the wake of the 2008 finance am crisis. in an announcement at the white house, the president will nominate richard kodra -- kordray -- cordray for the john. he's likely to run into oppositions from republicans. >>> there were terrifying moments for a crowd attending a "cheap trick" concert. gael-force winds caused the stage to collapse. at least five people standing below the stage were hurt. one seriously. this morning, cheap trick posted a message on the facebook page says the band and road are fine and are hoping for a speedy recovery for fans. >>> a typhoon is on a collision course with japan. >>> the atlantic ocean a second tropical storm of the season is heading to the
from afghanistan, a spokesman for the taliban says someone hacked into his phone then sent a fake message saying their leader is dead. omar has led the insurgency. he ruled most of afghanistan as leader. >>> the plant operator at the bottom of reactor pressures are no longer climbing -- a makeshift system to process contaminated water is now working properly and nitrogen injections are working. >>> and at tokyo international airport fans welcomed home the women's soccer team that just won the world cup. on sunday, the japanese team beat team usa in a shoot out. today the japanese team members were taken to the prime minister's home and he thanked them for giving the country courage as it struggles to recover from this year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. >>> there is more incentive tonight to give information on the beating of the giant fan bryan stow. they upped the reward by $25,000. that brings the total reward to $225,000. stow remains in serious condition tonight after being beaten in the dodger stadium parking lot. giovanni ramirez is the prime suspect in the attack b
chief told the troops he is fully focused on the war in afghanistan and on defeating al- qaida. panetta replaces robert gates who retired yesterday. >>> as congress struggles to reduce the nation's massive degrees massive deficit, the white house is eyeing the defense department. president obama has proposed cutting $500 million from the pentagon. new weapons systems could be in jeopardy. >> these include a new nuclear submarine for the navy, they include a new bomber for the air force. i think there's aircraft carriers out there that gates himself have said we probably don't need. >> in an opinion piece, donald rumsfeld said president obama's proposed defense cuts would be a quote grievous mistakes. >>> under the new rules, employees can listen to music and read while on duty if traffic permits. they can also request to take a leave if they're too tired to work. the new rules are part of an agreement between the federal aviation administration and the air traffic controllers union after several controllers were caught napping on the job. >>> a lot of commuters made other plans after t
and the rock group train. >> the troops in its afghanistan war zone tried to celebrate today as best they could. marines cooked up steaks and hot dogs, there was even some independence day cake. they said they tried to reflect on the meaning of this day. >> i have had quite a few days away from home, from the states and it really makes you appreciate the things we enjoy as americans and happy to celebrate but it's a day like any other. work still needs to be done. >> one lance corporal said the food was great and it reminded him of being back home eating hot dogs by the lake. >> for many of us it means fireworks, parades, barbecue and the day off from work. rita williams says how it's also a remind eve of what it means to be an american. >> reporter: there was plenty of patriotism today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: faces of some of the people out of 7 billion in the world who call the united states home. >> we are probably the most fortunate on this planet. >> just great to be an american. you can do whatever you want hard work and effort you can achieve whatever you want. >> rep
after he loses his life in combat in afghanistan. just more than a week ago here we first reported the combat death of a california soldier. the family is making plans for his funeral. robert handa live in daily city with the conflict they face in making those plans as well as the resolution, robert. >> reporter: gasia, it was a very emotional day for the family with additional pain added. they are here at the mortuary ready to pay respects but they felt disrepresent from the state of california. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th. enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says hi wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> as a soldier he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the patriot guard riders, the san mateo county department, family members told us they were angry because the military informed them california flags woul
the pentagon. it's an unscheduled stop for him. yesterday he visited troops and leaders in afghanistan. are you looking at video of his afghanistan visit. he said iraq must provide it's own security and leaders must crack down on armed factions targeting american troops. this as iraq's leaders debate over whether to ask american troops to stay in the country beyond this year. the white house chef of staff confirmed the united states is with holding aid to pakistan. they are with holding back about $850 million in aid and equipment for the army of pakistan. tensions have been on the rise since the raid and killing of bin laden in may. officials have been angry over the incursion into their territory without permission while the white house has been worried about pakistan's ineffectiveness in fighting the taliban and al-qaeda. >> the truth is our relationship with them is complicated. they have been victim of huge amounts of terrorism, but right now they have take especially steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid we were giving and we are trying to work through that. >> als
. 60s by the coast. eveny. then sunny, breezy. high low 90s far inland. >>> overnight in afghanistan 18 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb. that includes children riding in a mini bus. it happened in the southern province. afghan police said insurgents fired at them when they investigated that explosion. violence is up 15% so far this year. >>> the commander of libya's rebel army was assassinated in ben gallons disci. two senior officers were also killed. he defected to the rebels side. it's not clear if government troops killed him or if he was killed as part of a pour struggle. >>> another day of talks are scheduled. these -- this is the north korean diplomat. they're looking for signs that north korea is willing to take irreversible steps. >>> they will finished cutting down a marijuana farm today. authorities raided the farm in sanger, 20 miles outside of fresno. it is being called one of the largest marijuana farms in the area. so far 50 people have been arrested. the growth site is less then a mile away from an elementary school. >>> a santa rosa man is in jail accused of se
for two wars in iraq and afghanistan and you borrow all the money from china, you are going to have to pay for it at some point. >> bret: you mention social security in the president's deficit commission report, they say among other things without action the benefits currently pledged under social security are promise we cannot keep. do you think changes need to be made to social security for future generations or not? >> absolutely. you said the operative words. "future generations." we're not talking about balancing the budgets today for future generations. we're doing it because if we don't do it today, the person who pay the mortgage tomorrow see it shot up. this is not about the future obligation. social security will be good for the next quarter century. we should do something after the quarter century, we are not paying 78 cents on the dollar but we're paying 100% on the dollar. >> bret: last year for the first time since the '80s, social security paid out more benefit than it took in payroll taxes. correct? >> true. >> bret: essentially, correct me if i'm wrong, the social security
tour of military duty in afghanistan, and you will see his happy homecoming right here only on 2. 19-year-old lance corporal riley walter received a hero's welcome and escort to his family home. his friends and high school sweetheart and parents were all thrilled to see him home safely. he says his time in afghanistan makes him appreciate even more what he has here in the united states. >> my experience is definitely changed. i mean, it makes me so much more proud. there's a lot more honor. i love serving this country, our yet nation. and we were doing get things over there. probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> walter family says this independence day will always have special meaning because of riley's military service. >>> royal newlyweds william and kate continue their tour of canada today. later this afternoon they are going to depart from montreal. that's where they'll tour a children's hospital and then on friday, william and kate will make their way to southern california. they're going to be greeted at the los angeles international airport by governor brown and his
the government could default. the debt crisis on capitol hill is weighing heavily on troops in afghanistan. they are wondering if they will get their paychecks. during a visit to afghanistan today the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff told a group of soldiers he doesn't know. he says he believes troops will eventually get paid but acknowledges waiting for that money would be difficult for troops which live paycheck to paycheck. >>> california presidential primary is moving from february to june next year to save the state money. governor brown signed a bill yesterday making that official. it's expecting to save california $100 million. the move means a statewide primary will take place on the same day back in 2008. california tried to increase its political cloud by moving its presidential primary to super tuesday in february. a new political ad targeting identity theft is hitting bay area radio and already generating controversy. >> i just got back from the super market and the pushy signature gathers are back. >> i even read the names and addresses on petitions were sent to other cou
battle in washington can be felt all the way to afghanistan. admiral nolan is visiting american troops in kandahar. the first question they had for him, if the government defaults will they still receive their paychecks. >> admiral mullen urged service members to email their senators and representatives. he says the taliban may try to regain lost ground during the islamic period of ramadan, beginning tomorrow. >>> an update to the story we told but yesterday. the military has released this photo of an ak-47 assault rifle. it's one of the weapons obtained from port millton. someone earlier this month, swiped more than two dozen assault rifles. most of which are still missing. an undisclosed number of people have been arrested, but investigators are looking for more suspects. >>> new this morning, four people are dead after two small planes collided over alaska. it happened yesterday, about 80 miles north of anchorage. authorities initially said at least two people were killed, and later announced four confirmed deaths. one of the planes burst into flames on impact, and crashed. the othe
in afghanistan. despite this morning's violence, he remains optimistic the u.s. will defeat al-qaeda. he met karzai and david petraeus. >> the key is that having gotten bin laden, we've now identified some of the key leadership within al-qaeda, both in pakistan as well as in yemen. >> panetta is also meeting with american troops. president obama wants to bring about 10,000 service members back home this year, and 20,000 next year. >>> a strong earthquake in japan prompted a brief tsunami warning today. a magnitude 7.3 quake shook the northeast coast, the same area devastated by the march earthquake and tsunami. residents received orders to evacuate this morning, but the tsunami order was lifted after several hours. >>> house speaker john boehner is abandoning plans to pursue a massive $4 trillion deficit reduction package. speaker boehner says a smaller agreement is more realistic. >> both men agree, it's going to hurt. but where to find that money? that's where the two camps divide. republicans don't want tax increases. democrats want to keep entitlements like medicare, and social security
panetta is touring afghanistan this morning. he says the u.s. is within reach of defeating al-qaeda. however, a sign that the war is not over, an afghan guard today killed two nato soldiers and wounded another. that shooting happened in the province about 62 miles north of kabul. the guard was standing outside his home when a nato cop soy passed by. he stopped them and started arguing, and then opened fire. they gunned down three service members before getting shot and killed. no word yet on the national a little of the troops. >>> the military is now going to begin accepting applications from individuals openly gay. the pentagon sent out a notice yesterday that it's ending "don't ask, don't tell." that memo comes after the federal appeals court in san francisco ruled the pentagon must stop enforcing that controversial policy. house republicans made a last- ditch effort yesterday to slow down the elimination of the ban on openly gay service members, blocking funds. but that measure is not expected to pass the senate. >>> in iowa, a conservative christian group is now calling o
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